It is a long-practiced socialist tactic of accusing others of exactly what the accuser is doing. Democrats ruling over major cities like Portland, OR, where violence, looting and killing continue on a daily basis are accusing President Trump of exciting violence. Yet, these very same democrats have been encouraging the protests, ordering police to stand down, refusing assistance to restore order from the National Guard (and the President), and, most importantly, have refused to sincerely condemn the violence. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is also blaming President Trump for stoking violence when Biden, himself, refused to condemn it until Sunday, August 30, when he called out Trump.
Biden said in a statement, “I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same…we must not become a country at war with ourselves. What does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hate and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters? He is recklessly encouraging violence.” Where are the examples of Trump fanning the flames of violence, Mr. Biden? Biden and his Democratic Party has sat idly by for months, encouraging the protests, knowing they will turn violent, then winking about the violence. They say they are against the violence, yet take every precaution to allow it. Actions speak louder than words, and these inactions by Democrats to stop the violence are reprehensible.
Trump has month after month, week after week, condemned the violence, emphasizing law and order—something these anarchists, who are burning, looting, vandalizing, and destroying family businesses at will in Democratic Party-led cities, absolutely hate. Trump has offered National Guard assistance and it has been declined, even refused by saying that he is trying to instill the heavy hand of fascism. This is the machinations of socialism–anarchy and violence, excused by Democrats as anger over not listening to racial concerns. Who has not listened? President Trump has strongly advocated for Opportunity Zones in inner cities to encourage business, jobs, and entrepreneurship. And it is working. Until the Democratic Party-supported anarchists started looting them and burning them down.
Trump has issued an executive order on police reform when Democrats in Congress refused to pass a bill that would have required exactly what they wanted—police reform, training on de-escalation, third party certification of officers, and a national database to ensure officers with bad records are not hired. Yet it is the Democrats demanding abolishing the police, which signals that violence is acceptable. To say that Trump is stoking the violence when he has been condemning it is an outright lie and the media is complicit in it by not telling the truth. This is a clear example of how these socialists accuse others of exactly what they are doing. Proverbs 12:20 says, “Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsel of peace is joy.” Discern for yourself who is giving counsel of peace and who is imagining evil.